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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1937



(a) Interclub:Six teams were entered in the W.L.T.A. Inter-Club Competitions. The first division men's team was unfortunate in losing J. J. McCarthy early in the season, but under Roily Ferkins's inspired leadership, continued to play well and by winning six matches out of eight finished second equal with Wellington A. The second division ladies' and the third men's A teams also gave good accounts of themselves, and in both cases finished second on the championship ladder. The third B, the fourth, and the fifth teams were more concerned in getting out of bottom position. Nevertheless, they served as training grounds for the players who were required to fill vacancies in the higher teams.
(b) Club Championships.These have hung fire even more than usual, possibly on account of a wet season. Those still in the running should make every effort to play their matches at the beginning of the coming season.
(c) Tournament:The team sent to Canterbury at Easter was, judged by usual standards, young and in-experienced, at least in so far as the men were concerned. Five of the ten players were representing V.U.C. for the first time, and the sixth had played only one match before. Consequently, we did not entertain extravagant hopes of victory. The first round brought success to both of our strings in the two ladies' events, and in the combined doubles. The semi-finals, however, took their toll, Stella Phillips and Janet Grainger and N. A. Morrison and Janet Grainger being the only survivors. The latter pair were regarded as the strongest in our team, and potential title-holders. They were unlucky not to win the final. Once again Canterbury were too good to lose the Cup.